The story begins in Numbers 22. The more I read it, the funnier it gets. The more I read it, the more serious an indictment it becomes.
Tag Archives: American Christianity
The weekend wrap up
Thoughts for the week ahead:
There is always a remnant
For years and years I have held to what I have called a “remnant theology.” I haven’t voiced it well, and I know my version of it may not match up with other thoughts. There is always a remnant. While we chase numbers and bigness, that is never a true measure of the Kingdom ofContinue reading “There is always a remnant”
White churches in America and embedded racism
This is a story from NPR about the roots of racism in white churches in American history. (It has an audio story as well as an article worth reading.) Read this document (bottom of page 2 and top of page 3) to read a prayer of a white pastor thanking God for the “cradle ofContinue reading “White churches in America and embedded racism”
Leaving Babylon, Part 2
A new podcast has gone “live.” I am looking at the thought of “leaving the Babylon of our own making.” This episode goes a bit into some history with the American church and leads into where we find ourselves today. Audio podcast is HERE. YouTube version is HERE.
The depths of culturalized Christianity
John Fea calls them “court evangelicals.” I want to go a bit further and use the term: “culturalized Christians.” It’s not a good term, but I start there.
There will be an autopsy performed on American Christianity in the next several years. And we’ll be left with what could have been as a sad epitaph.